Substance abuse has a dangerous impact on millions of Americans each year.
A Meth-related overdose killed about 10,000 Americans in 2017.
There is a strong correlation between addiction and mental illness. About 30% of Americans with a mental illness also live with addiction. More specifically, about 20% of Americans with depression or an anxiety disorder will develop an addiction, and people with bipolar disorder are 5 times more likely than someone without bipolar disorder to have a substance use problem.
An average of six Americans die every day from alcohol poisoning.
In 2018, 28% of college students and 14% of 12th graders admitted to binge drinking.
In 2017, 26% of Americans aged 18 years or older admitted to binge drinking in the past month.
Only about 7% of Americans with an alcohol use disorder ever receive treatment.